At DoorDash, we’re committed to broadening access to opportunity for women to advance their careers. In addition to empowering equal outcomes through our efforts in hiring, pay equity, and promotions, we’re also using pillar moments throughout the year to highlight women-owned businesses on our platform and spotlight women who are leaders in their communities.
For Women’s History Month, we’re taking the time to reflect on the significant contributions of women and show appreciation for their stories. To celebrate in collaboration with our [email protected] Employee Resource Group, we’re hosting a variety of hybrid events, offering opportunities to come together in person and virtually.
To kick off Women’s History Month, three of our women leaders will make up an International Women’s Day panel to share background on their career journeys. Colleagues will tune in remotely or in our office hubs in San Francisco, Tempe, and New York to learn about the careers of Aditi Reddy, Director, MX Partnership Marketing; Crystal Boson, Senior Manager, Learning Design; and Nev Milanovic, VP, People Business Partners.
Other industry professionals will join during the month to share their experiences through events like a fireside chat with Opalia Meade, the co-founder of Designing in Color, and a Women in Logistics Event, which will be a celebration and informational event about DashMart, the [email protected] DoorDash ERG, and women in the Logistics & Supply Chain industry.
Programming throughout the month also includes an IamRemarkable series to share about the importance of self-promotion in your personal and professional life, an empowerment and mental health support workshop hosted in collaboration with our [email protected] ERG by HealHaus, a book club around “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus, and a celebration of the incredibly inspiring women who work at DoorDash through our company Slack channel.
Our Entrepreneurship and Access work has helped women merchants on our platform grow their businesses. Serving more than 115 restaurants across the U.S. with 59% of participants identifying as women, Accelerator for Local Restaurants participants received a $20,000 grant, training, businesses advising, marketing, and more. Through our Accelerator for Local Merchants, participants, 40% of which were women, received a $5,000 grant, the opportunity to sell their goods via DashMart, and joined a six-week educational program designed in partnership with Next Street aimed at providing educational resources for participants to grow their businesses. We’re also proud to empower women Dashers and others through our ongoing Dasher financial empowerment work in partnership with the National Urban League, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, International Rescue Committee, and WoodGreen Community Services.
At DoorDash, our work to support women-owned businesses is an ongoing effort that is reflected in our platform, voice, and resources. As we celebrate Women’s History Month and the contributions they’ve made, we’re equally excited and looking forward, optimistically, to a more equitable world.
Check out our recap from Women’s Leadership Week last year, check out career opportunities, and learn more about our commitment to creating an environment where everyone feels welcome, supported, and valued here.